Steam logging crane

Shortround Sep 11, 2021

  1. Shortround

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    Does anyone have pictures of a steam logging crane on the rails. They were used at logging camps and paper mills here in Wisconsin. I have found only one with the claws but it was on caterpillar tracks. And one some what similar to what I saw as a youth but, it had a clam shell bucket and cocked boom. Most for sale have two hooks for construction and salvage.
    This is for my HO with old flat cars and steam yard switcher engines. The one I saw in Oconto Falls moved itself and the one up in the UP had a diesel engine move it around.

    Rich
     
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  2. BoxcabE50

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    Sadly I never took pictures of one near my home a couple of decades ago. It was self powered, straight boom. I helped work on it and was a part of it being used. It would have probably been exactly what you seek.
     
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    Thanks. Yes it would have a straight boom. The one at the paper mill stacked the logs in 7 rows between the dams. About 1/3 mile. The one up north only moved the cuts from the saw to the rail cars to move south.

    The link tries to connect me with some Chinese organization. :eek: And they wanted my Cookies. :mad:

    I have ordered one that closely resembles the one at the mill except it has the crooked two hook booms. I'll have to figure out how the make a long straight one and the claws. Maybe try one of those fancy printers. I remember the long boom even folded in half for storage. Just before going into the army they started bring in chipped wood and took out the rails. Now they just make diapers.

    Rich
     
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  5. Mike VE2TRV

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    Same here.:cautious:

    My cookies stay right where they are, in my cupboard. They only come out to feed the beast in my belly.:D
     
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    Sorry. I don't know what happened. It worked before I posted to your thread.
     
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    Maybe on Monday when there open. It did state the spelling may be wrong.
    These days 'patience' is more important.
     
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    Thanks. The first still goes some where else. Some where that's hungry!
    The others want for them selves and I'm not that hungry.
    Rich
     
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    The Barnhart is about what I remember. Even has the split boom and claws. But it was self propelled. Is this one?
    I think one of the smaller ones may be like the one I saw up in the UP that sat on a flat car and needed a helper to move. Unless it pulled itself.
    Thanks. Now to find out if I can get one without a big price. I see they even listed Walfarts.
    Rich
     
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    I think they may have winched themselves from car to car .
     
  13. logging loco

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    Keystone used to make an HO Barnhart kit.
     
  14. Shortround

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    That is an HO Ticky Train Group kit. With the bent boom with a big hook at the bend and a little one out at the end. And it sits on a flat car.

    Rich
     

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